Parents and Guardians

 Welcome! This section of our website has been designed to help parents and guardians understand the step-by-step process of study abroad at Missouri University of Science and Technology. We also hope it will help you feel more comfortable about letting your child study abroad by showing what S&T does to help make travel abroad as safe as possible. It also includes useful information about the stages of adjustment that many students encounter while abroad.

Missouri University of Science and Technology believes that it has a responsibility in offering the tools for students to be safe abroad, but that ultimately each student is responsible for his or her own experience abroad. This encompasses a wide range of responsibilities from personal safety to being a responsible representative of S&T and the United States. The Association of International Educators has assembled a list of responsibilities that each student should consider before studying overseas. The full report 'Responsible Study Abroad: Good Practices for Health and Safety' includes a list of recommendations for parents of students studying abroad.

The study abroad advisor through the Office of International Affairs is here to guide your son or daughter through the process. Your support throughout the entire process is extremely important as well. Your son or daughter is embarking on an incredible journey rich in personal, professional, and academic rewards that will last a lifetime.

The health and safety of students on study abroad programs are Missouri S&T’s top priorities.

Missouri University of Science and Technology (part of the University of Missouri System) does not support any Study Abroad programs to countries with a U.S. State Department Travel Warning (

Comprehensive resources and safety updates can be found on the Health and Safety section of the web page.

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